A lifelong passion for books and a very large yellow marmalade cat named Percy were the inspirations for this venture. We have a growing stock of rare, used, and out-of-print books in all genres available for purchase, and will be adding inventory to the site regularly.

Not on the site but available are many vintage paperbacks, once-read current paperback fiction, and miscellaneous ephemera. We welcome your want lists in all categories or your inquiry about a specific title.

  • Fat Cat Books
  • 400 West Cummings Park
    Woburn, MA 01801

Shop Hours: Mon-Wed 10a-4p or by appointment

Closed Holidays

You may reach us by email percy@fatcatbookshop.com or by calling 617-983-0798.

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Priest and Nun.

Philadelphia: McKinney & Martin, 1869. Sans DJ n in green textured covers. The title in gold lettering with decorative design on the front cover and spine is also embossed on the rear cover, Top and bottom of spine are worn through and creased. All four corners are slightly bent but NOT worn through. Pages are yellowed and there is a bit of foxing randomly throughout. The bottm edge is stained. There are 9 illustrations and an extensive bibliography. Item #3933

Home Helps; A Pure Food...

Chicago: The N. K. Fairbank Company, 1910. Hard Cover. Sans DW in what once was an olive green cover with black and red lettering. The front cover is graced by a photo (?) headshot of a woman of the era holding a covered casserole, Its original price was 50 cents. The cover is badly soiled , corners are all worn through as are the covers edges. The taped spine is in reasonably good condition. 75 pages of recipes including "invalid cookery" and "canning and preserving". The pages are badly yellowed. There are recipes penned inside both the front and rear covers. Many stains appears on pages throughoyt. The rear cover shows a "tub" of Cottolene with the following: "Nature's Gift from the Sunny South" and " Shortens Your Food Lengthens your Life" Item #3946

Travels in the Mogul Empire;...

Westminster, U. K. Archibald Constable and Company, 1891. Hard Cover. HC sans DJ in olive green covers. Corners are bent but not worn through. There is wear to the top and bottom of the spine; both end have creases across, Pages are yellowed.. There are 16 illustrations and 3 maps. The maps are bound in and in good condition. All edges are somewhat soiled. While the book is still tightly bound there seems to be some loosening of the rear cover. Item #3937

A Wonder Book for Girls...

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1893. Salem Edition. Hard Cover. Sans DW in soiled red and cream covers. Corners are all badly worn through with scrapes, scratches and chips visible on all edges.The spine is soiled but very clearly readable. decorative designs appear at the front of each chapter. There are numerous full page drawings throughout. See item 3926 for details on second volume. A gift inscription is inked inside the front cover. Item #3924